Hop: Mount Hood


Mount Hood was bred with the intention of creating an American replacement for noble hops. Initially bred in 1983, Mount Hood was commercially released in 1989. More hops would follow soon afterwards from the Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon by United States Department of Agriculturebreeding program: Liberty (1991), Crystal (1993) and Ultra (1995). Mount Hood has heritage form Hallertau and USDA 19058M male.

The male, USDA 19058M, is the same male used in multiple other successful crosses, resulting in varieties like; Lemondrop, Super Galena, and Sultana.

General Information

Aliases Mt. Hood, USDA 21455
Profile Clean with a light honey like sweetness, herbal (fennel, tarragon), floral and lemon.
Country United States
Substitutes Crystal, Hersbrucker
Pairs with Magnum, Nugget
Purpose Aroma
Yield 1500-1800 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 50%-60% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Amber Ale, Stong Ale, Brown Ale, Stout
Tolerant Downy mildew
Susceptible Powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 4.0 - 8.0%
Beta Acid 5.0 - 8.0%
Cohumulone 30.0 - 40.0%


Total Oil 0.8 - 2.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 12.0 - 35.0%
Humulene 12.0 - 40.0%
Caryophyllene 7.0 - 16.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.5 - 0.9%
B-Pinene 0.4 - 0.8%
Geraniol 0.1 - 0.5%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to high
Cones Medium size with moderate to compact density.
Maturity Medium early
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Sex Female
Leaf Color Green
Side Arm Length 20" - 40"

Mount Hood Aroma/Flavor Profile

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  • 2024-03-29 12:16:50 (Added: 2020-05-10 16:39:08)

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